Susquehanna Region

Susquehanna Branch - February 2016 Event - Implementation Management: A Strong Finish

 

Susquehanna (Harrisburg) Event

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

6:00 PM to 6:30 – Meet and Greet

6:30 to 7:30 – Education Session

Plan on joining your PMI Susquehanna Region colleagues as we continue the monthly events series.  This month we are featuring an informative and entertaining session presented by Gary Nye, who will be focusing on the Implementation Management: A Strong Finish of project management.

 As with most Susquehanna events, this is a no-cost session and is open to the public.  If you know someone who you feel will benefit from this session, please feel free to invite them.

 Title:  Implementation Management: A Strong Finish

Description:  

The work is done; everything has been tested; now it’s time to go live.  Here are the tools and techniques to make it go smoothly, on time, sustainable for the long haul, and without the angst.

Our Presenter:Gary Nye, PMP, Sr Project Manager, Ahold USA

Gary is a Sr. Program Manager and has been with Ahold USA for 7 years.  He has managed multiple, very large implementations for them, including, Kronos WFM, Google Apps, McKesson ERx, Giant/Shop & Stop Re-org Cutover, and currently EMV.  Gary has also held Applications Development Manager positions at D&H Distributing and Exel Logistics.

Date:   Wednesday, February 10

Time:  Networking begins at 6:00 pm with the event starting promptly at 6:30 pm

Location: Ahold USA, Carlisle (Website)

Ahold USA is organized into four regional divisions – Giant Carlisle, Giant Landover, Stop & Shop New England, and Stop & Shop New York Metro – along with Peapod, the nation’s leading online grocery shopping and delivery service, which together operate around 770 supermarkets and 210 pick-up points in 14 states and the District of Columbia.

DIRECTIONS:          Ahold USA, 1149 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA 17013

From Harrisburg (Alternate Directions can be found here)

Get on I-83 S from N Front St

Use the left lane to take the ramp to York/Airport/Hershey

Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-83 S/York

Merge onto I-83 S

Keep right at the fork to stay on I-83 S,

Follow signs for Interstate 83 S/Interstate 76 (Toll road)/Penna Turnpike/York/Baltimore

Take the exit onto I-76 W (Toll road)toward Pittsburgh

Take I-76 W (Toll road)to US-11 S in Middlesex Township.

Take exit 226 to get off of I-76 W (Toll road)

Merge (right) onto US-11 SOUTH toward Carlisle

Destination will be on the left (across the road from Rutter’s)

Turn left at the first stop light on US-11 SOUTH

Drive passed the building to the parking lot

The main entry door is underneath the awning

PROTOCOL: Dress code is business or business casual. Check-in at the reception desk to be escorted to the meeting room.

CREDITS: Upon request, a certificate will be emailed to indicate completion of 1 PDU (0.1 CEU).

COST: There is no charge for this meeting. This event is open to the public.

REGISTRATION: All attendees may preregister for this meeting online at the PMI Keystone website: www.pmi-keystone.org

CREDITS: Upon request, a certificate will be emailed to indicate completion of 1 PDU (0.1 CEU).

Attendees must enter the 1 PDU for the monthly meetings into the CCRS system. PDUs for monthly meetings do not get updated automatically for attendees.

 Contact: For questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -or- contact Bob Roadcap at (717) 318-6592

URL: http://www.pmi-keystone.org

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Susquehanna Branch - March 2016 Event - Tips to improving your credibility as a PM

 

Susquehanna (Harrisburg) Event

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

6:00 PM to 6:30 – Meet and Greet

6:30 to 7:30 – Education Session

Plan on joining your PMI Susquehanna Region colleagues as we continue the monthly events series.  This month we are featuring an informative and entertaining session presented by Gary Nye, who will be focusing on the Implementation Management: A Strong Finish of project management.

 As with most Susquehanna events, this is a no-cost session and is open to the public.  If you know someone who you feel will benefit from this session, please feel free to invite them.

 Title:  Tips to improving your credibility as a PM

Description:  

As a project manager – whether you have PMI certifications or not – are you taking steps to maintain and improve your credibility?  You can take some steps at Ray’s presentation and contribute to the discussion by validating his tips or sharing better ways – regardless of your role, experience, or industry.

Our Presenter: Ray Kanth, PMP, PMI-ACP

Ray has 20 years of PM experience in large corporations including AMP, IBM, Sun, GE, Bertelsmann, and Highmark.  Currently he leads a PMO at KPMG Advisory Services.  Ray is a Virginia Tech graduate and an active member of Toastmasters clubs for public speaking and leadership development.

Date:   Wednesday, March 9

Time:  Networking begins at 6:00 pm with the event starting promptly at 6:30 pm

Location: Computer Aid, Harrisburg

 

CAI is a global IT services firm that is currently managing active engagements with over 100 Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies around the world. Our ability to provide on-time and on-budget results has been critical to our success for over 29 years, and our unique methodologies and tools enable us to provide our clients with real techniques for increasing productivity, profitability, and competitiveness.

Specific CAI offerings include balanced outsourcing solutions, APPLICATION SUPPORT, APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT , APPLICATION KNOWLEDGE CAPTURE, and MANAGED STAFFING SERVICES. Each of CAI's offerings enables customers to concentrate on their core competencies while preserving customer control over the IT function.

Headquartered in Pennsylvania, with offices and staff throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region, CAI offers a variety of delivery options including on-site, off-site, and blended solutions. Our Solution Delivery Centers are successfully leveraged to enable our global staff of 3,000 technical and managerial professionals to quickly and effectively respond to client requirements.

DIRECTIONS:          470 Friendship Road; Harrisburg PA

From Route I-83 exit take exit 45 to Paxton Street

At the stop light, turn LEFT onto Paxton Street

Drive passed the Harrisburg Mall

Sheetz will be on the RIGHT at a stop light

At the stop light, turn RIGHT onto Friendship Rd

Turn LEFT onto Port View Drive (If you get to the light, you have gone to far)

Destination will be on the LEFT: 470 Friendship Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111

Park in any non-reserved space.  Enter at front of building.  Front of building faces Friendship Rd.

PROTOCOL: Dress code is business or business casual. The building is secured after 5 p.m. Please call (717) 318-6592 to gain access into secured building.

COST: There is no charge for this meeting. This event is open to the public.

REGISTRATION: All attendees may preregister for this meeting online at the PMI Keystone website: www.pmi-keystone.org

CREDITS: Upon request, a certificate will be emailed to indicate completion of 1 PDU (0.1 CEU).

Attendees must enter the 1 PDU for the monthly meetings into the CCRS system. PDUs for monthly meetings do not get updated automatically for attendees.

 Contact: For questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -or- contact Bob Roadcap at (717) 318-6592

URL: http://www.pmi-keystone.org

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Susquehanna Branch - December 2015 Event - Agile in Non-IT Efforts

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Earlier, we had planned and published an event flyer for a presentation by another speaker that has been rescheduled. We have been able to schedule a replacement speaker for the December 9 meeting.

 Plan on joining your PMI Susquehanna Region colleagues as we continue the monthly events series.  This month we are featuring an informative and entertaining session presented by Brian Lucas, who will be focusing on the Agile’s Evolution and Non-Information Technology Use.

As with most Susquehanna events, this is a no-cost session and is open to the public.  If you have someone who you feel will benefit from this session, please feel free to invite them.

 

Title: Agile’s Evolution and Non-Information Technology Use

Description:  

Agile is commonly thought of as a phenomenon of Information Technology (IT) created in Utah back in 2001. The fact is agile came late to IT and has been used in the Apollo space program and by Thomas Edison. In business today, Agile has gained popularity far beyond the confines of IT project management. It is becoming a management philosophy of the enterprise. Learn why as project managers you need to begin to expand your agile thinking to a broader venue.

 

Our Presenter:

Brian Lucas - Author of Keeping Agile (www.Keeping-Agile.com)

Brian has worked in the Information Technology area as a project manager, technical marketer, methodologist, manager, software architect, systems designer, data modeler, business analyst, systems programmer, software developer and creative writer.  These efforts include over a hundred hi-tech initiatives in almost every business and industrial sector as well as government and military projects.  Among them, he designed and developed a quality assurance system for the first transatlantic fiber optic communications network, a manufacturing system for a large computer manufacture’s seven manufacturing centers, a data mining system for steel production, an instrumentation system for cable systems, defined requirements for government’s information systems and designed and developed human performance management systems.  

Brian believes the primary responsibility of any person with some store of knowledge is to educate and mentor others. Brian has educated and mentored many.  He has also lectured extensively to a variety of audiences.  Brian is currently devoting as much time as possible to the innovation of business and organizational agility along with the next generation of agile software development.

As an amateur theoretical physicist he is working on joining general relativity and quantum mechanics through a multidimensional time corollary on string theory and negating the uncertainty principle in favor of Louis de Broglie’s wave/particle hypothesis.  He is also an avid blue-water sailor and wilderness backpacker.  He enjoys billiards, boxing, chess, cooking, famous battle reenactments and war gaming, fencing, flying, gardening, horseback riding, martial arts (particularly Ninjutsu), philosophy and psychology, playing musical instruments (7 so far), poker, rapid-fire target shooting, reading (he tries to read a new book every night), painting with oils, scuba diving and skiing.

Date:   Wednesday, December 9

Time:  Networking begins at 6:00 pm with the event starting promptly at 6:30 pm

Location:  Computer Aid Harrisburg; 470 Friendship Road; Harrisburg PA

Contact: For questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -or- contact Bob Roadcap at (717) 318-6592

 

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Susquehanna Branch - January 2016 Event - Key Trait of Randomness

 

Susquehanna (Harrisburg) Event

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

6:00 PM to 6:30 – Meet and Greet

6:30 to 7:30 – Education Session

Plan on joining your PMI Susquehanna Region colleagues as we continue the monthly events series.  This month we are featuring an informative and entertaining session covering all areas of the talent triangle presented by Craig Malesic, who will be focusing on the Key Traits of Randomness of project management.

As with most Susquehanna events, this is a no-cost session and is open to the public.  If you have someone who you feel will benefit from this session, please feel free to invite them.

Title:  Chaos, Construction, and Communication: Managing Projects on the Fly

Description:  

Communication, organization, and being "large & in-charge" are key traits of any Project Manager. However, examples and case studies are often presented for the ideal situation. A situation where time allows for proper planning and the preparation of paperwork conducive to following the PMBoK guide in a more or less ridged format. But what about the impromptu projects? The ones that pop up and demand the same level of organization and management, but in 1/10 the time?

This presentation will explore the essential need for communication and organization during fast paced projects. It will accomplish this via a case study of my experience as Electrical Project Manager for the hit ABC show's episode of the Keefer Family on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. During this project I created plans by interfacing with 22 trades, managed 40 on-site electricians and solicited $35,000 of donated material. The project was completed on time with 10 days from design to move-in with 100 personal hours worked.

The presentation is intended to open a dialogue on how management standards need to be applied to all projects, including the ones that happen, somewhat randomly. This presentation material transcends construction management for broader topics intended for Project Mangers in every field.

Our Presenter: Craig G Malesic, PMP

Craig G Malesic is a designer, project manager, and entrepreneur who currently works as an Electrical Designer at JDB Engineering Inc in York, PA. He has a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Drexel University. He holds certifications as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from PMI, Lighting Certified (LC) from NCQLP, and Engineering Intern (EIT) from the State of Delaware.

Craig is the former co-owner and was head of Operations of CM Squared Inc, a full service Lighting Design and Electrical Contracting firm. During his tenure he managed 15 employees, a yearly budget of $1.3 Million, and a total portfolio of over $10 Million. He currently is the Construction Manager and partner of The Malesic Group, and real estate holding company in central PA.

Craig resides in Harrisburg, PA with his wife Melissa and his two children. With a happy marriage, a 4 and 6 year old, a full time job, and business interests; life is a constant study in Project (Life) Management.

Date:   Wednesday, January 13

Time:  Networking begins at 6:00 pm with the event starting promptly at 6:30 pm

Location: Computer Aid, Harrisburg

 

CAI is a global IT services firm that is currently managing active engagements with over 100 Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies around the world. Our ability to provide on-time and on-budget results has been critical to our success for over 29 years, and our unique methodologies and tools enable us to provide our clients with real techniques for increasing productivity, profitability, and competitiveness.

 

Specific CAI offerings include balanced outsourcing solutions, APPLICATION SUPPORT, APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT , APPLICATION KNOWLEDGE CAPTURE, and MANAGED STAFFING SERVICES. Each of CAI's offerings enables customers to concentrate on their core competencies while preserving customer control over the IT function.

 

Headquartered in Pennsylvania, with offices and staff throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region, CAI offers a variety of delivery options including on-site, off-site, and blended solutions. Our Solution Delivery Centers are successfully leveraged to enable our global staff of 3,000 technical and managerial professionals to quickly and effectively respond to client requirements.

 

DIRECTIONS:          470 Friendship Road; Harrisburg PA

 

From Route I-83 exit take exit 45 to Paxton Street

At the stop light, turn LEFT onto Paxton Street

Drive passed the Harrisburg Mall

Sheetz will be on the RIGHT at a stop light

At the stop light, turn RIGHT onto Friendship Rd

Turn LEFT onto Port View Drive (If you get to the light, you have gone to far)

Destination will be on the LEFT: 470 Friendship Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111

Park in any non-reserved space.  Enter at front of building.  Front of building faces Friendship Rd.

 

PROTOCOL: Dress code is business or business casual. The building is secured after 5 p.m. Please call (717) 318-6592 to gain access into secured building.

 

CREDITS: Upon request, a certificate will be emailed to indicate completion of 1 PDU (0.1 CEU).

 

COST: There is no charge for this meeting.

 

REGISTRATION: All attendees must preregister for this meeting online at the PMI Keystone website: www.pmi-keystone.org

 

Contact: For questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -or- contact Bob Roadcap at (717) 318-6592

 

URL: http://www.pmi-keystone.org

 

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Cooperative Event with IIBA

Once again, the Harisburg chapter of the International Institute of Business Analyss is extending an invitation to PMI Keystone chapter members for its upcoming event.  

The IIBA normally charges a $10 fee for these events, but is offering our chapter FREE ADMISSION!

Here are the details: 

Title:
Facilitating Your Way to Good Requirements
When:
2015.04.23 - 2015.04.23 06.00 h - 07.30 h
Where:
Giant Community Room - Harrisburg
Category:
Evening Event

Description

TOPIC:

Facilitating Your Way to
Good User Requirements

Presented by Lori Stevens
Guest Speaker from the IIBA Philadelphia Chapter

WHEN:

Thursday, April 23, 2015

WHERE:

Giant Community Center
2300 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17110

AGENDA:

6:00 - 6:30pm Registration, mixing, and
complimentary refreshments
6:30 - 7:30pm Presentation followed by Q&A

COST:

FREE for Harrisburg Chapter of IIBA members
FREE for Keystone Chapter PMI Members
$10 for non-members

For PMPs or CBAPs, the session is worth one PDU or one CDU respectively.

SIGN UP FOR THE EVENT HERE: https://iibahbg.wufoo.com/forms/harrisburg-iiba-chapter-first-event-2015/ 

Venue

Venue:
Giant Community Room   -   Website
Street:
2300 Linglestown Rd
ZIP:
17110
City:
Harrisburg
State:
PA


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